Dr. Seuss Enterprises Expands into Oz

Multiple deals have been announced for Dr. Seuss in Australia.
License Global

July 7, 2020

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced the expansion of its licensing portfolio in Australia for properties including 

The Cat in the Hat

,

Green Eggs and Ham

,

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

,

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

,

Horton Hears a Who!

Fox in Socks

 and more.

In addition, Dr. Seuss Enterprises will renew and amend deals with local Australian licensees Amscan, Lake Press, MJM Australia and Zak Australia for additional Dr. Seuss merchandise, as well as signing a new deal with Caprice Australia. New licensed products will span multiple categories including accessories, costumes, activity and coloring books, puzzles, games, kitchenware and home décor. 

The new deal with Caprice Australia, which will cover

The Cat in the Hat

 and 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

, will include apparel for infants, children and adults such as t-shirts, tanks, crop tops, hoodies, jackets, pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses and leggings, as well as pajamas, nighties, onesies, sleep shorts and sleep pants.

As part of

a deal renewal, Amscan Australia will add new licensed partyware for various properties, such as balloons, party favors, costumes, accessories and bakeware. Similarly, Dr. Seuss Enterprises has amended its current agreement with Lake Press for products such as activity and coloring books, costume kits, deluxe coloring books, baby milestone record books and

Grinch

-themed Christmas activity pads.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises will expand its presence in the games and puzzles category with products from MJM Australia. With this renewal, Dr. Seuss’ characters will continue to be brought to life on jigsaw puzzles ranging from 24 pieces to 500 pieces, multiple puzzle sets, tower puzzle sets, boxed puzzle sets, memory games and magnetic scribblers. Some of the new licensed products include floor mats and games, including “Pres-o-Matic,” “4 in a Row,” “Snakes and Ladders,” “Find it First and Hide and Seek Game.”

Lastly, Dr. Seuss Enterprises renewed its licensing deal with Zak Australia for home décor and kitchenware products inspired by the Dr. Seuss universe. The lineup of new merchandise includes novelty drinkware and kitchenware, mugs, lunch bags, home storage and kitchen items such as placemats, cutlery, cookie and sandwich cutters, dining products, drink bottles, aprons, chef hats and more. In the home décor category, products include ceramic figurines, children’s room decorations, money banks, picture frames, wall decals, wall prints, snow globes, floor rugs, pillows, wall art and milestone sets.

“Our Australian licensees have done an outstanding job representing the Dr. Seuss brand and we are looking forward to expanding our licensing programs in one of our top markets,” says Susan Brandt, president, Dr. Seuss Enterprises.

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